How to operate the 48 MP iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max camera

iPhone 14 Pro 48 MP camera

By default, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max don’t use the new 48 MP camera. If you follow this guide, you’ll be able to start taking pictures at the highest resolution your device can handle.

The new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models came out to set the brand on a new path. The addition of a 48 MP camera was another important change in this new generation, along with the Dynamic Island. Apple stuck with the same pattern for a long time, using only 12 MP in its main sensors. This is no longer the case, and here’s how you can take advantage of it.

Even though the main camera on the new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max has a 48 MP sensor, it is not turned on by default. So, Apple turns those 48 MP into its standard 12 MP. They lose some quality in the process, but the resulting images are brighter.

But if you want the most detailed pictures of your friends, there is a way to do that. With this guide, you’ll be able to use all 48 MP of this iPhone 14 Pro to take photos with the best quality possible.

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How to turn on your iPhone 14 Pro’s 48 MP

We’ve already told you that your iPhone 14 Pro’s sensor won’t take 48 MP photos unless you turn this setting on in Settings. Even though it seems like a strange choice, it actually makes sense. After all, 48 MP images take up a lot of space, so if you just want to take pictures of small things, it’s really not worth the memory drain.

But if you want to go further with your photos, you should turn this feature on and start taking photos in 48 MP. To do this, do these things:

  1. Go to your iPhone’s Settings menu.
  2. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of this page to find the Camera menu.
  3. Look for the section called “Formats” in this menu.
  4. Turn on the ProRaw feature in Apple. After that, choose ProRaw at 48 MP for the resolution.

Here, everything is ready. The next step is to start taking pictures.

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How to take 48 MP photos with your iPhone

Now is the time to open the Camera app. You’ll find the rest of the options that let you take pictures with a higher resolution there.

  1. On your iPhone 14 Pro, open the Camera app.
  2. Find the ProRaw symbol. It looks like an ellipsis with the word “RAW” in it. Tap on it to make it work.
  3. Now, make sure you’re on 1x. Only at this level of magnification will you be able to use the 48 MP options. In the same way, you will need good lighting and to turn off the flash and night mode. If any of these aren’t true, the photo will only be saved in 12 MP.

If you’ve done all the steps above, your iPhone 14 Pro can now take photos with 48 MP. Keep in mind that at this resolution, each photo is about 75 MB. That is, it weighs more than 10 times as much as a 12 MP picture.

So, if you have an iPhone with 128 GB of storage, turn this feature off when you’re done testing it. So, you won’t take photos that might fill up your storage too quickly in the future.

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